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Old 04-23-07, 08:31 PM   #1
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zipp 3000 tri spoke



I just recently won a Zipp 3000 tri-spoke wheel on ebay with the conclusion that it will go for pretty cheap since it had no hub and it was discontinued about 12 years ago. I was right....

so now i have a problem.

Where do i find a hub to fit this beast? i've contacted zipp and they no longer produce nor can replace the axle assembly/hub parts in it. I contacted HED, hoping maybe that there were some similarities in their hub design because they shared the patent for the tri-spoke with zipp, but that was also a dud. I'm still waiting to hear back from Corima and sheldon brown.

but does anybody know anything to help me out, or point me in the right direction?...

or am i going to have to make a clock out of this thing?
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Old 04-23-07, 08:34 PM   #2
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I'm thinking wall art.
If you're determined, a precision machine shop should be able to fabricate one for you. Perhaps Zipp will release the necessary dimensions.
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I'm thinking wall art.
If you're determined, a precision machine shop should be able to fabricate one for you. Perhaps Zipp will release the necessary dimensions.
yeah i have a few friends in that type of work so i asked zipp to release me that info, but they haven't gotten back to me on that one.
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If it wasn't free, and the seller isn't paying the shipping, you may have made a big mistake.
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Old 04-23-07, 08:50 PM   #5
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If it wasn't free, and the seller isn't paying the shipping, you may have made a big mistake.
please explain?
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he's saying that its not worth anything, and any money you spend to make it usable is wasted too.. since you could get a tri-spoke in good condition with a hub pretty cheap on ebay.
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Old 04-23-07, 08:59 PM   #7
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he's saying that its not worth anything, and any money you spend to make it usable is wasted too.. since you could get a tri-spoke in good condition with a hub pretty cheap on ebay.
whats your definition of cheap? $450? $500? that ain't cheap....

I figure with mine and my friends' metal working and machine shop skills and access to a full shop, we can make something happen. I was just hoping not to have to come to that.
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I've seen decent specialized and other brands go for $150-$250
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we'll see what happens.
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wow, put that on a fixie and it's like, instant hipster sex
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wow, put that on a fixie and it's like, instant hipster sex
hey, your from san francisco, how did i know you were going to say that.




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You can't put baseball cards in a trispoke.
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It would make a great display though....
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Looks like this is it, good luck with it...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Zipp-3000-Carbon...QQcmdZViewItem
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That will be the coolest clock ever.
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Wait and see if the seller puts the hub up on ebay in a few months... then pay full price.

Really, though, isn't that thing a heavy tank of a wheel? Looks like you've started a triathlon museum.
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I cant figure that out.
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Wait and see if the seller puts the hub up on ebay in a few months... then pay full price.

Really, though, isn't that thing a heavy tank of a wheel? Looks like you've started a triathlon museum.

actually its not, according to sheldon brown it weighs less than a hed trispoke.
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whats your definition of cheap? $450? $500? that ain't cheap....

I figure with mine and my friends' metal working and machine shop skills and access to a full shop, we can make something happen. I was just hoping not to have to come to that.
I paid $310.00 for my Nimble tri spoke tubular with a brand new Tufo tire. So yeah by the time you are done with this wheel you could have had a better wheel for less. Sorry if this isn't what you wanted to hear but it's the truth.
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actually its not, according to sheldon brown it weighs less than a hed trispoke.
You don't buy a tri-spoke for it's lightweight you buy it for it's aero capabilities and the HED has that wheel beat.
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^ He was just answering my question as to its weight.
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I cant figure that out.
It looks like a compressed energy device, some kind of servo/timer thing, and a pair of activation levers. It's a bomb! Homeland security!!
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